J.R. Watson

WATSON, John Richard. b. Ipswich, Suffolk, 15 June 1934. Richard Watson was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and (after National Service in the Royal Artillery, 1953-55) at Magdalen College, Oxford (BA 1958, MA 1964; Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize, 1962). After two years as a teacher of English at Loretto School near Edinburgh, he became a post-graduate student at the University of Glasgow, gaining his PhD (1966) with a study of William Wordsworth, and being awarded the Ewing Prize (1962). He was lecturer in the English departments at the Universities of Glasgow (1962-66) and Leicester (1966-78), moving to Durham as Professor of English, 1978-99; Public Orator, 1989-99; and...

If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.

Cite this article